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Wendy and Lucy


USA, 2008


Young Wendy is fed up with her life in Indiana and decides to move to Alaska and find work in a salmon cannery. She has nothing but her beloved dog Lucy and a worn out car. In Oregon the car does not start and Wendy is troubled by the deflating budget, but her troubles are only beginning. Kelly Reichardt draws a fine intimate portrait of a young woman and creates a minimalist, clever, modest and prominent feminine journey film full of nuances. Its power is built slowly and carefully, and Wendy's troubling character does not let go of the viewer. Using a limited narrative structure – one woman and one dog – Reichardt creates a sad allegory of contemporary American society, shifting between extremes of richness and poverty, fullness and emptiness, and distractedly wasting the simplest and most important resource: love.

Fiction  | 35 mm  |  80   Minutes  |  Color  |  English, Hebrew subtitles  |  Official Site

Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, John Raymond
Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham
Cinematography: Sam Levy
Editing: Kelly Reichardt
Production: Larry Fessenden, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Todd Haynes
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto, New York
Source: Memento Films, France

11/9, 11:00
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